It’s no secret – managing all the things you have to do as an adult is a challenge. Trying to doyour best on the job, taking care of yourself (and, if you have them, your kids), trying to see friends and stay sane… we know you’ve got a lot on your plate! Sure, it may be up for debate whether you can “have it all,” but you certainly ought to be able to balance everything to live a happy, fulfilling life! Here are a few ways you can achieve work-life balance:
Be open and respectful of your needs and the boundaries of others
You can only make the most of your time if you know where and how to focus your energy. Identify what really matters to you and which benchmarks really signify achievement toward your goals. Communicate so that everyone around you understands these needs and work with your team to make sure these needs are met. If you make this a reciprocal process, you will respect the boundaries of others and help them meet their needs, too! We all know managing all of your responsibilities as an adult is a challenge.
Invest in your lifestyle and personal habits
Most American adults suffer from sleep deprivation, lack of exercise, and poor nutrition. If you feel a lack of balance in your life these negative habits may be earning a large share of the blame! Do yourself the favor of slowly making positive changes in your diet and lifestyle to allow yourself to really thrive both at work and at home.
Forget multi-tasking and ENGAGE
The most productive people don’t have less to do, they simply focus themselves with an organized plan. Don’t try to do many things at once! Instead, choose to do only tasks that merit your full attention and then execute them with the focus they deserve. This goes for your personal time just as much as your work time.